Because there is life beyond the track



‘Website Woof’ presents Shannon. Shannon was born in 2015.

We hope you enjoy reading the volunteers’ descriptions of their walks with the hounds. If you would like to find out more about Shannon please visit our kennels and talk with a member of staff.

The kennels are open daily for hound walking from 11am until 2pm and are located at Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, KT12 4AW.

Foster report by Laura Fewell – April 2nd, 2018 (and her greyhound Rena)

Now, Shannon is a whirlwind of love wrapped up in a bouncy bundle of fur that just blunders into stuff. She’s a youngster and still has a charming puppy-like approach to the world: all like “what? What is it? Can I sniff it? Can I get in it? What? What???”

She’s now house broken (I don’t want to talk about it, let’s just say my spirit came close to breaking on the way 😂) and can do stairs – up and down like a steam train (soz, I can only teach stairs, not how to not be a total loon on them).

At night, she has slept happily downstairs and equally happily on my bed. She’s happiest IN my bed (like last night). Today I woke up barely clinging to the mattress as Shannon kept stretching and shunting me out of the bed with each one. Bloody cheek of this dog!

She’s a cuddler, she’s a kisser. She just wants to LOVE YOU and for you to LOVE HER. It’s not hard to love this girl. Well, unless you’re Rena, who is mighty pissed off about her latest housemate.

I gather Shannon is just a ball of energy at the kennels, desperately excited to get out of her kennel and up the range and out for walks, reluctant to go back to bed on return. I am told that “SHANNON!!” is a common cry.

I promise you, this girl is not chaos in a home. She is young, she is strong, she needs boundaries and to feel part of a pack (even if just you and her) but she’s been beautifully settled and is more than home-ready. She would make an excellent family pet – if anyone with kids is looking for a bomb proof dog, Shannon is very possibly your girl.


Shannon belongs in a fun and exciting world. She bounced into the car and plopped down for the journey. She behaved very well at Painshill entertaining me as she expressed her interest in everything new, from blades of grass to the wildlife on the lake, it all intrigued her immensely.

She would like to have met the husky and terrier, whippet and lurcher that we passed but only to get to know them better, she did not pull too strongly nor was she negative towards them in any way.

Shannon is fitting in well at the kennels and expects her treats after her walk. Her inquisitiveness is infectious and a walk with Shannon is guaranteed to open your eyes to the nature that surrounds us that we take for granted.